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    Christmas 2018 – Oak Tree Ornaments

    by Gary Ingram

    An Instant Family Heirloom We have been the beneficiaries of the generosity of Steve Brandes, a local craftsman. For three decades he has been carrying on a family tradition of crafting handmade Christmas ornaments for friends and relatives. This year he requested a few pieces of the Oak Tree to make his special handmade treasures […]

    Oak Tree Update — Forged In Wood

    by Bill Emmitt

    November 27, 2018 Oak Tree Update Following our note to the congregation in October, Keith Keiling and David Schneck have formed “Forged in Wood” to implement the program of creating useful and decorative items from our Historic White Oak Tree. Work is already underway to process the wood; “Forged in Wood” is excited to announce […]

    Alternative Gifts / Gifts for Those in Need

    by Betsy and Dick Fryling

    As we move closer to the Advent Season, we have a number of ways to support ministries and those in need through alternate gift purchases and other means. Here’s a list of ways to support others: E-port Thanksgiving Celebrations This year we are collecting food for Elizabethport Center for their Thanksgiving meal for sen-iors and […]

    The Giving Tree

    by Gary Ingram

    Once again we will have the opportunity to bless others during this Christmas season. The Giving Tree is up in Westminster Hall and has been filled with ornaments detailing a wish from one of our mission partners. This year there are gifts for God’s Co-op Pantry clients, Homeless Solutions, IHN and women of the Bo […]

    Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Habitat ReStore Grand Opening – October 26th New Opportunity to Shop, Donate, Volunteer & Give Back to your Community

    by Gary Ingram

    Remodeling? Decluttering? Please consider donating your gently used furniture, kitchen cabinets, appliances, artwork, lighting fixtures, jewelry, general household goods, and building materials to the Habitat ReStore, the store that builds homes. A Habitat ReStore sells these donated goods to the general public at a fraction of the retail price and keeps usable items from ending […]

    Friends of the Shelter Fundraiser

    by Gary Ingram

    Thirty years ago, members of BRPC saw the need for a safe location for families affected by domestic violence. Since their creation of Friends of the Shelter, the group has contributed over two million dollars to the cause, whose hotline number is 866-685-8881. One of the Friends’ fundraisers has been a fall Author/Luncheon. This year […]

    Todd B Jones — Guest Preacher

    by Gary Ingram

    With great joy we look forward to welcoming The Reverend Todd B Jones as our guest preacher on the weekend of October 20-21. While a student at Princeton Seminary Todd came to the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church as a seminary intern in the summer of 1977, and served with us for two years. In 1980 […]

    Hurricane Florence Relief through Presbyterian Disaster Agency

    by Maureen Paterson

    In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence the Mission Council will be sending $3,000 for Hurricane Relief in North Carolina through the Presbyterian Disaster Agency.  If you would like to make a financial contribution to this effort please mark “hurricane relief” in the memo line of your check and place in offering plate […]